Monday, August 25, 2008

Articles I've found on Licensing for Artists

This morning I've been scouring the internet for more info about licensing for artists. I will include a few links to the best articles here.

Mary Englebreit article on Licensing for Artists

Check out Mary Englebreit's article on licensing for artists. She is the queen of licensing in my view in the illustration field. The woman knows her stuff. 

Here is a quote from Mary Englebreit on the topic of licensing for artists:
 On licensing agreements:
"You have to remember that you're the one with the talent who's offering the licensees the gift to be cashed in on. You're certainly bringing something to the table, too, which you're entitled to be paid for. Always try to keep your copyright. Retaining the copyright is crucial. Plus, it's important to sign the contract for the shortest time period possible. That gives you more control if the product isn't as nice as you had hoped."

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blue Moon Studios Freelancing Tips

Check out Paul Fricke's Blue Moon Studios Blog. Along with his topnotch comics and illos, he's got a great post about freelancing tips.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Show and Tell by Dilys Evans

I recently came upon the book Show and Tell by Dilys Evans. It is a book that highlights the art of children's illustrators. Evans is the past art director of Cricket Magazine and is currently the agent and president of Dilys Evans Fine Illustrations. Here's an article about the book in Publisher's Weekly. 
The book is a treasure trove. I plan to add it to my collection.

Friday, August 01, 2008

A cool youtube video of a guitarist

I hope this works. My son plays electric guitar and found this  video the other day. I loved the technique used in filming it.

This is the cool guitar video.
testing yamaha crunch distortion for metal and also a few video effects